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Achievement First Boards of Directors

A talented and experienced group of professionals comprise Achievement First’s Network Support Board of Directors and the school-facing boards in New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford, Brooklyn and Rhode Island. Our boards’ strong expertise in multiple fields—education, community development, business, law, youth programming and finance—allow them to provide strong governance and oversight of our schools.
Achievement First Network Support Board
Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Board
Achievement First Brooklyn Board
Achievement First Hartford Academy Board
Achievement First Rhode Island Board
Amistad Academy Board
Elm City College Preparatory Board

Achievement First Network Support Board

  • Officers

    • Andrew Boas, Chair
      General Partner, Carl Marks Management Co., LP
      Westport, CT
    • Tony Davis, Treasurer
      Founder and Managing Partner, Inherent Group, LLC
      New York, NY
  • Directors

    • K. Percy Ballah
      Pastor, Impact Center PVD
      Providence, RI
    • William Buck
      Treasurer, The Peter & Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation
      New York, NY
    • John Motley
      Founder and CEO, Motley Consulting
      New Haven, CT
    • Valerie Rockefeller
      Chair, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
      New York, NY
    • Griselda Rodriguez-Solomon
      Professor, City University of New York (CUNY)
      Brooklyn, NY
    • Ariela Rozman
      Chief Operating Officer, Reconstruction
      Brooklyn, NY

Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Board

  • Officers

    • Rajeev Lakra, Chair
    • Michael Strambler, Vice Chair
    • Dewey Loselle, Treasurer
    • Marlene Macauda, Secretary
  • Directors

    • Kimberly Bruce
    • Ruben Felipe
    • Debra Hertz
    • Ebrima Jobe
    • Dick Kalt
    • RoAnne Thompson
  • 2022-23 AF Bridgeport Committee Meeting Schedule

  • Archived Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2020-21 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

Achievement First Brooklyn Board

  • Officers

      • Romy Coquillette, Chair
      • Christopher Lynch, Vice Chair
      • Warren Young, Treasurer
      • Alison Richardson, Secretary
  • Directors

    • William Robalino
    • Amy Arthur Samuels
    • Kevin Miquelon
    • Rhonda Barros
    • Desiree Dalton
    • Tamika Bradley
    • Anup Menon
    • Akeem Frett
    • Josh Vidro
    • Jon Atkeson
  • 2022-23 AF Brooklyn Board Meeting Schedule

    • AF Brooklyn Board Board Meeting Schedule 2022-23
    • Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 6:00 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 6:00 pm / TFA, 25 Broadway, 12th floor – Flatbush Room on 11th floor/ Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 6:00 pm / Zoom
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, January 23, 2023, 6:00 pm / Credit Suisse Offices, 11 Madison Ave., 10th floor West – Boardroom / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 6:00 pm / Venue TBD
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, May 15, 2023, 6:00 pm / Venue TBD
      agenda | minutes | recording
  • Archived Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2020-21 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

Achievement First Hartford Academy Board

  • Officers

    • Erwin Hurst, Sr, Chair
    • Jessica Glover, Vice Chair
  • Directors

    • Lisa Tanen-LaFontaine
    • Alice Turner
    • Francoise Deristel-Leger
    • Charon Smalls
  • 2022-23 AF Hartford Academy Board Meeting Schedule

  • 2022-23 AF Hartford Academy Committee Meeting Schedule

    • Finance Committee meets on Zoom
    • Monday, September 19, 2022, 4:30 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Thursday, December 1, 2022, 4:30 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes |recording
    • Thursday, January 26, 2023, 4:30 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Thursday, March 16, 2023, 4:30 pm / Venue TBD
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Thursday, June 1, 2023, 4:30 pm / Venue TBD
      agenda | minutes | recording
  • Archived Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2020-21 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

Achievement First Rhode Island Board

  • Officers

    • Mayor Jorge Elorza, Chair
    • Maryellen Butke, Vice Chair
    • James Wiley, Treasurer
  • Directors

    • John Igliozzi
    • Mayor Charles Lombardi
    • Macky McCleary
    • Natasha Tamba
  • 2022-23 AF Rhode Island Board Meeting Schedule

    • Monday, August 29, 2022, at 4:00 pm / Sprout Coworking + Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, September 26, 2022, at 5:30 pm / Venue TBD and Zoom
      agenda | canceled due to lack of quorum
    • Monday, December 5, 2022, at 5:30 pm / Zoom
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 5:30 pm / Venue TBD and Zoom
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, April 10, 2023, at 5:30 pm / Venue TBD and Zoom
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, June 5, 2023, at 5:30 pm / Venue TBD and Zoom
      agenda | minutes | recording
  • 2022-23 AF Rhode Island Committee Meeting Schedule

  • Committee Meetings

  • Treasurer’s Call

    • Monday, May 16, 2022, 11:00 am
    • agenda | no Committee quorum, no a public meeting
  • Budget

    • Download the 2019-20 budget here.
  • Archived Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

Amistad Academy Board

  • Officers

    • Lorraine Gibbons, Acting Chair
    • Patricia Sweet, Treasurer
  • Directors

    • Jennifer Alexander
    • Ethan Tyminski
    • Linda Darkwah
    • Shannelle Whyte
    • Yashira Agosto
    • Gayatri Mehra
  • 2022-23 Amistad Academy Committee Meeting Schedule

    • Amistad Academy Joint High School Committee, Personnel Sub-Committee
      Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Amistad Academy Joint High School Committee
      Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 9:00 am / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Amistad Academy Joint High School Committee
      Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 4:30 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Amistad Academy Joint High School Committee
      Monday, November 14, 2022, 4:30 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Amistad Academy Joint High School Committee
      Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 4:30 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Amistad Academy Joint High School Committee
      Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 4:30 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Amistad Academy Joint High School Committee
      Monday, May 22, 2023, 4:30 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
  • Archived Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2020-21 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

Note: Under Connecticut state law, charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting

Elm City College Preparatory Board

  • Officers

    • Dick Ferguson, Chair
    • Laura Saverin, Treasurer
    • Stephanie Ma, Secretary
  • Directors

    • Patric Gregory
    • Prish Pierce
    • LaVonta Bryant
    • Katie Hagen
    • Erica DeMond
  • 2022-23 Elm City College Preparatory Board Meeting Schedule

    • Monday, August 15, 2022, 2:00 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Joint CT Board Meeting, Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 4:00 pm / Omni Hotel & Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Thursday, September 29, 2022, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 5:30 pm / Zoom meeting
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Joint CT Board Meeting, Monday, January 30, 2023, 5:00 pm / venue TBD
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Monday, March 13, 2023, 5:30 pm / venue TBD
      agenda | minutes | recording
    • Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 5:30 pm / venue TBD
      agenda | minutes | recording
  • 2022-23 Elm City College Preparatory Committee Meeting Schedule

    • Finance Committee meets on Zoom
      • Wednesday, September 21, at 1:00 PM
        agenda | minutes | recording
      • Wednesday, November 22
        agenda | no quorum – public meeting cancelled
  • 2021-22 Elm City College Preparatory Personnel Committee Meeting Schedule

  • Archived Agendas and Minutes

    • Download all 2020-21 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2019-20 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2018-19 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2017-18 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2016-17 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2015-16 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2014-15 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2013-14 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.
    • Download all 2012-13 school year meeting agendas and minutes here.

Note: Under Connecticut state law, charter schools must post their yearly schedule of board meetings, as well as the agenda and minutes of each meeting.